By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:39 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Got an e-mail from a former Raiders employee who was amused when a story gained momentum that Al Davis would fire Tom Cable today.
It was at that moment the former employee assumed it would remain quiet.
“I knew he wouldn’t do it today. He’s not doing it on the media speculation schedule.”
So anyone who waited at the practice facility outside a locked gate hoping for a glimpse of something came away empty. Cable will be the head coach until Davis says otherwise, and he’ll let everyone know when he’s good and ready.
What’s the holdup? Could Cable be spared?
Or is Davis simply gathering all the information he needs to fire Cable for “cause?”
Perhaps he was busy watching Bob Costas interview Mark McGwire.
Keep in mind at Cable’s season-ending press conference, he was non-specific about the day he would talk to Davis, saying it would happen “some time next week.”
Maybe the Raiders will have something to say Tuesday.
Or maybe not.